Upstate New York Day Trips

Day Guests at Mohonk Mountain House

Located in the middle of 40,000 acres of pristine forest along the Shawangunk Mountains, Mohonk Mountain House is a beautifully scenic Victorian castle resort with an abundance of activities available onsite. If you do not have an overnight reservation, we invite you to purchase a grounds pass to enjoy hiking or make a reservation for a meal for access to selected activities at our resort.  With an array of activities from tennis to ice skating to hiking, our resort is ideal for Hudson Valley day trips. Learn more about available activities below.

Guests who are interested in visiting on an NYC-area day trip may purchase a hiking pass at the Gatehouse and park in the adjacent lot. Subject to availability. Does not include access to lake swimming. Parking space is limited and we encourage you to arrive early in the day, as day visitor parking can fill quickly on weekends and holidays. Hiking maps are provided by the Gate attendant. The suggested walking route from the Gatehouse to Picnic Lodge is Huguenot Trail to Whitney Road to North Lookout Road – there will be signs to Picnic Lodge. The distance is approximately two miles.

A shuttle is available to and from Picnic Lodge daily in the summer season and, in spring and fall, on weekends.

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*Pets are not permitted on Mohonk Mountain House property. Only service animals that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements will be allowed.